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LENSES: Sustainability
Artwork: Nadya Noor

Pollution from coal dust - which this woman tries to wipe off her window - is among the costs of Indonesia's heavy reliance on the fossil fuel.

LENSES: Sustainability
: Nadya Noor

Sustainability can be discussed in a mix of creative ways, including through theatre and the arts.

LENSES: Sustainability
Artwork: 2fight

A warming world is our present-moment reality, as shown by a summer of blistering heat in Southeast Asia, including Thailand.

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Amid today’s dams, the Mekong’s Naga finds its home waters a challenge.

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The Mekong region’s lower-technology, rich-coloured environment of the past — versus today.

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LENSES: Sustainability
Artwork: 2fight

Myanmar: Trying to playing the sustainability tune?

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LENSES: Sustainability
Artwork: Albert Rodriguez
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LENSES: Sustainability
Artwork: Toch Thina

What will happen to Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, which is much more than a lake?

CAMBODIA: Young Enough to Drink

Alcohol, especially beer, is within too easy reach of young Cambodians, in a country where its health and social burdens are building up and worrying many.

What Myanmar has to do with Gaza, why we need to care about Myanmar, and a Palestinian story

Myanmar and the occupied Palestinian territory, which Gaza is part of, stand close to each other at the top of the lists of crises in 2024. Read more in our February newsletter on Substack.


Views and Points

A journey back to myself, amidst Gaza’s pain

Gaza’s tragedy is far from just distant news. It is also an invitation for this half-Palestinian professional, living in Southeast Asia, to get to know the Palestinian side of her identity.

‘What we can all do is to keep the attention on why we all still need to care about Myanmar’

Yet another anniversary of 2021 coup provides the setting for this conversation about Myanmar’s crises, changes in the global context – and areas of hope.


Non-communicable, Chronic Diseases: Journalists Are Part of Changing the Story

The prescription for shifting health systems from treating non-communicable illnesses – the world’s top killer – to preventing them means changing the way the media report on these too.

Tools for Journalists

News Tool : Reporting on a Stressed Planet: 16 Concepts

31 October 2022 | Updated 23 December 2022 | REPORTING ASEAN Read/download the eBook here in English and here in Khmer! ‘Net-zero emissions’, ‘extreme weather events’, ‘noise pollution’ and ‘organic’ – these phrases have weaved their way into the news we consume and daily conversations we have. Our everyday language now reflects our concerns as […]

A Real-World Tool in Newspeak – ‘Gender on Our News Radar: A View from Southeast Asia’

If you haven’t yet noticed, the conversations around gender in news and public spaces have been changing – in ways that were hard to imagine even a few years ago. Drawing from news realities, this 64-page book explains how gender-informed storytelling is an investment in spotting and producing ing nuanced, engaging news reports.

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